Our Brut is a classic blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made in the traditional method. We bottle age this wine on the lees (yeast) for a minimum of one year and disgorge each bottle just before it leaves our hands, the practice of “RD” or recently disgorged; a sign of quality and attention to detail on the part of the producer. On the nose it should remind you of lemon, lime and toasted bread. The creamy texture is punctuated by the fine, persistent bubbles.
Vineyard Manager's Notes
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for our Brut are among the first grapes we pick each year. We hand select bunches right in the vineyard looking for good ripeness while still retaining high acidity. We include grapes from all four of our vineyard sites in order to help maintain the consistency of aromas and flavours in the cuvée each year.
Bosc Family Food Pairings
Good sparkling wine is one of those wines that will pair with just about anything; from popcorn to the most elegant canapé. Take a leaf of Belgian endive, add a tablespoon of C’est Bon Chévre and garnish with Grimo’s heartnuts and a drizzle of local clover honey.
||Brix at Harvest
“Lots of energy in the glass with a persistent bubble leading to a nose of lemon, green apple and biscuit. This is such a lovely quintessential Niagara sparkler with poise and balance between the bright, fresh, zesty citrus and apple, toasty/bready notes and firm acidity that keeps it all popping through the finish." 90 points. --Rick Vansickle, winesinniagara.com, September 2018.
“… terrific value; stock up. It offers a lively nose of baking brioche and lemon-lime aromas. A profusion of fine-bead bubbles make a substantial mousse when poured and continue in endless thin streams making their way to the top of your glass. Almost off-dry flavours of apple and pear on the palate are joined by a bracing line of lemon curd and Key lime persisting through the mouth-watering finish—clean, crisp and refreshing.” 92 points. --Vic Harradine, winecurrrent.com, September 2018.
“Pale straw in colour with an active mousse of tiny bubbles. A toasty nose of apple with a honeyed note; medium-bodied, a touch of honeyed sweetness in mid taste kept in check by fresh acidity that gives commendable length on the palate.” 89 points. --Tony Aspler, Vintage Assessments, September 2018.
“Bright pale straw colour. All faintly toasty, gently complex, ripe lemon- apple meringue nose with some mineral notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, slightly toasty, ripe lemon-apple meringue flavours with a lingering, very cedary, fairly high acid, mineral-tinged finish.” 90 points. --Michael Vaughan, Vintage Assessments, September 2018.